You Make a Difference
When you give to SNU, you become an active partner in making Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ-centered community. Below are different ways to support the University. Whether it is a gift to the SNU Fund supporting general student scholarships or creating an endowment to support future generations, your gift makes an impact.
How to Give
You can give to Southern Nazarene University with cash gifts, or through planned giving options that can provide tax benefits or even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.
Please let us know if you have already included Southern Nazarene University as a beneficiary of your retirement assets. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.
One of the easiest ways to give is to designate SNU as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
In 2016, Congress made qualified charitable distributions from your IRA a permanent option. As a result you can make an IRA QCD, also called a charitable rollover gift, each year after you reach 70 ½ years of age without including it as taxable income.
You can designate SNU as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or a life insurance policy.
Transfer cash or appreciated property to SNU in exchange for our commitment to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
Transfer stock, cash, or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the fund value transfers to SNU.
Transfer cash, stock, or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with a guaranteed income for life or a term of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the fund value transfers to SNU.
In your estate documents, you can fund a trust that makes gifts to SNU for a specific number of years. After that term ends, your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
Fund a charitable remainder trust with a property gift to SNU. When the property sells you receive cash for the sale and income for life, and SNU receives the remainder of the trust after your death.
SNU purchases your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash for the sale, plus a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
Provide your children with a stream of income for a set number of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the trust transfers to SNU.
Transfer ownership of your home or farm to SNU, but retain the right to stay in your home and use the property until you pass away.
Ways to Give
- Gifts of Stocks and Bonds A gift of securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
- Gifts of Real Estate A gift of real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.
- Gifts of Retirement Assets A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.
- Gifts of Cash A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.
- Gift of Insurance A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.